Outcomes of Parallel Session-A
STAKEHOLDER MEETING ON
HCFC PHASE OUT
MR SAMIR ARORA
WAS APPOINTED AS
CONVENOR FOR THE
HONEYWELL AND DUPONT made
presentations on the
NEXT GENERATION BLOWING AGENTS.
BOTH THESE COMPANIES ARE DOING
ACTIVE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMEENT
WORK TO DEVELOP NEW BLOWING
AGENTS WHICH ARE ZERO ODS AND LOW
FLAMMABILITY.THEY SEEM TO BE VERY
PROMISING AND GOOD ALTERNATIVES TO
HFCs WHICH HAS HIGH GWP
UNDP Presentation made by
• Hydrocarbons will be viable only for those enterprises
which are consuming atleast 40mtpa of HCFC.
• Methyl formate is a viable option but
chain/infrastructure and legal issues need
• Operating costs are a critical factor in determininggthe
• Flammability is another critical factor.
• Difficult to add SME’s in this phase.
• All incremental operating costs can be borne only for one
SECTOR WISE DISCUSSIONS TO
FACILITATE INTERACTION ,
FEEDBACK AND ADDRESS
CONCERNS OF THE MEMBERS
Continuous Panels/ Large Discontinuous
This sector expressed concern that HCFC phase out
may result in increase in the price of the Refrigerators
because the prices of the alternate blowing agents
appears to be extremely expensive.
They suggest that alternate new generation blowing
agents be totally exempted from import duties.
also suggest that the Government Of India should
provide incentives to facilitate smooth changeover since
HPMP approval may take time to make available grant, can
such Units start the changeover process and then claim
switchover of Units to Cyclo Pentane takes time to
get approvals from CCOE can Ozone Cell provide assistance
for expediting approvals from CCOE to facilitate faster
changed over to pentane even before
the HPMP program IS YET TO BE
ELIGIBLE FOR GRANTS SINCE
THEY MEET ALL THE CRITERIA.
• DEMO PROJECTS TO BE CONDUCTED IN INDIA FOR THE
REFRIGERATOR,INTEGRAL SKIN, AND Continuous /
Discontinuous Panels – this will facilitate faster and
hassle free change over in due course from – both large
scale units and SME’s
• Restrict import of preblendedpolyols since it defeats the
purpose of the HPMP by allowing indirect imports of
HCFC and create an uneven playing field.
• Discontinuous panel / commercial refrigerators,
manufacturers felt that in case they switchover to costly
blowing agents they may become uncompetitive vis a
viscontinuous panel makers who are using pentanes.
In order to maintain competitiveness and ensure level
playing field, Units shall be reducing HCFC consumption as
specified in the time frame of the protocol. However the
capital grant be made at the beginning of the project
without subject to condition of 100% changeover
immediately. The changeover will take place stage wise.
Now since the HPMP programme is ready for submission we
sincerely appeal to persue early approval from excomm as
changeover dates are getting closer.